Problem Solving and Innovation

NCPDP has become synonymous with problem solving.

We provide the forum and process for diverse healthcare stakeholders to work together for the common good. The result: consensus-based standards that connect healthcare electronically, streamline the system, and safeguard patients.

NCPDP Standards
Standards Development Process
NCPDP Work Groups

Billing Unit Standard Critical to Manufacturers

NCPDP's Billing Unit Standard helps ensure consistency in how pharmaceutical products are distributed and billed. Payers and providers use the standard for processing claims, so it is important for manufacturers to determine the standardized billing unit for a product before it is packaged, labeled and submitted to drug compendia.

NCPDP provides billing unit information and a billing unit decision tree to help manufacturers determine which billing unit to use. If a product cannot be readily classified, manufacturers can submit a Quantity Unit Information Communication (QUIC) form for clarification.